What should you do when being new to practicing breathwork? Here are ten tips from our team of experts to get you started.
Practice using your diaphragm Diaphragmatic breathing, also: belly breathing or abdominal breathing, helps strengthen your diaphragm, the most important breathing muscle. Breathing into your belly has a number of benefits that affect your entire body. It triggers the relaxing response in the body and sends a calming message to your brain and nervous system. By (better) using your diaphragm, you can lower stress levels, reduce blood pressure and regulate other essential bodily processes.
Try different breathwork techniques There are so many amazing breathing techniques and the only way to comprehend the profound effects is through personal experience. Try various techniques to see what works best for you. Moreover, in order to reap the long term benefits of some techniques, try to be persistent to feel in what way certain practices work for you.
Try different breathwork teachers and sessions Different breathing techniques can have a different effect on your body and mind. Moreover, every teacher has its own unique approach to breathwork. It’s amazing to try various teachers and classs, each time can be surprising and refreshing. Even with the same teacher, your next session can be a new experience, depending on many variables such as time, place, music and your emotional state or intention.
Listen to your body When practicing breathwork, the most important thing is to listen closely to your body and allow your breath to guide you through each session. Breathwork is never a challenge or a competition, only do what feels right to you. Although practicing breathwork comes with serious benefits, try to relax and enjoy the process. Don’t forget to smile every now and then.
Practice 10 minutes of breathwork per day The only way to experience all positive effects of breathwork is daily practice. Don’t worry: you don’t have to radically change your life and sit for hours, even a few minutes a day can make a big difference. Allow yourself ten minutes per day to close your eyes and practice breathwork. We promise that you will thank yourself later.
Create a daily routine Routine is key to a healthy and happy life. By downloading Breath Hub you will receive daily sessions and inspiration as well as reminders to keep your practice going. Only when you manage to implement breathing techniques into your daily life you can reap the full benefits. Breath Hub assists you with creating new, fruitful habits.
Increase your breath awareness during the day Next to your daily practice, try to pay more attention to your breath during the day. See if you can become aware of the way you are breathing in different situations, both the fun and the challenging. Try to breathe through your nose and relax your breathing as much as you can. The ‘easy’ trick is: the calmer you breathe, to calmer you will feel.
Breathe through your nose (in general) When compared to mouth breathing, there are countless benefits of nose breathing that can have both short and long term effects on your health. Nasal breathing filters and warms the air, it prevents overbreathing, it calms down your nervous system and provides up to 20% more oxygen in your bloodstream at any given time. Try to breathe through your nose as much as you can during your day as it’s the healthiest way to breathe in general.
Also experience live breathwork sessions Next to your daily practice at home or on the go, it’s amazing to also experience live breathwork sessions. By doing so, you can intensify the experience and results you get out of your personal breathwork practices. Moreover, by practicing with others, you’ll be able to share experiences you will maximize the joy you get out of all your breathwork practices.
Make best use of Breath Hub Breath Hub offers over 200 life-changing breathwork practices you can experience at any place and time you want. All breathwork teachers you find in Breath Hub are world-renowned experts and trained to guide you through any type of breathwork you might like to experience. Next to all amazing sessions, you also have the opportunity to try one-to-one sessions, workshops and more. Make best use of Breath Hub and your life will change today.